Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at The Ohio State University Medical Center
A key initiative to improve the care and outcomes of patients at the Ohio State University Medical Center (OSUMC) is the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP). Launched in 2008, the ASP focuses on optimizing antimicrobial therapy for inpatients by providing guidance for both selection and dosing of antimicrobial agents.
One major objective is to prevent the development, acquisition, and transmission of bacteria resistant to antimicrobial agents. Thus, ASP works in close collaboration with infection control efforts at OSUMC.
The ASP consists of a multi-disciplinary team of:
Infectious Diseases physicians:
Kurt B. Stevenson, MD, MPH
Meredith Deutscher, MD
ID specialty trained pharmacists:
Karri Bauer, PharmD
Debbie Goff, PharmD
Erica Reed, PharmD
Jeremy Taylor, PharmD
Jessica West, MSPH
Preeti Pancholi, PhD
Joan-Miquel Balada-Llasat, PharmD, PhD
Full details of the ASP goals and initiatives are found on the ASP website.